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Virgin Islands Board of Education Celebrates Black History Month


“In the tapestry of time, Black history stands as an indomitable thread, woven with resilience, courage and triumph. From the strength of ancestors who bore the shackles of slavery to the trailblazers who shattered barriers, Black history resonates as a testament to the unyielding spirit that refuses to be silenced,” said Chairman Kyza A. Callwood, Ph.D.”

It echoes the footsteps of those who marched for freedom, spoke truth to power, and carved pathways to justice. Black history is a profound reminder that progress is not a gift but a hard-fought victory, earned through sacrifice, determination, and unwavering belief in a brighter, more equitable tomorrow.

Let us honor the legacy of Black history not just in a designated month but woven into the fabric of our collective consciousness. It is a celebration of triumph over adversity, a recognition of contributions too long overlooked, and a call to amplify voices that history has sought to silence.

Chairman Callwood further said, “Black history is not a chapter but a narrative, an ongoing story of resilience, achievement and the relentless pursuit of justice. As we reflect, let us not only acknowledge the struggles but also celebrate the triumphs, and commit to shaping a future where equality, dignity and justice prevail for all.

“So today, throughout Black History Month and forever, sing the Black national anthem, ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing,’ loudly and proudly because our song is a powerful expression of cultural identity, resilience, and unity. It signifies a celebration of the rich history, achievements, and contributions of Black individuals and communities.”

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